• Many thanks
    November 14,2013

    Many thanks

    Feast senior meal program partners Just Basics Inc., Montpelier Senior Activity Center and Good Taste Catering would like to thank all the community members, business owners and individual donors who supported our Oct. 18 Harvest Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction.

    Dozens of volunteers contributed time in selling tickets, serving food, setting and cleaning up, and more. Trinity United Methodist Church loaned tableware. The Angie Zorzi Quartet entertained the lively crowd with pre- and post-dinner music, a huge hit that inspired some to dance. Cabot Creamery Cooperative donated cheese and butter for the menu.

    Generous silent auction donors were: Asiana House, Athena’s, Birchgrove Baking, Capital Kitchen, Earthgirl Composting, Julio’s Cantina, Phil Gentile of Barre Technical Center, Hannaford Supermarket, Christine Hartman, Hunger Mountain Coop, Kismet Kitchen, Local Potion, Ron Merkin, Morse Farm, Mary Roehm, Salt, Sarducci’s, Three Penny Taproom, Uncommon Market, Nora Zablow and Zack Woods Herb Farm.

    Senior meal programs such as Feast are vital to the nutrition and socialization of many, and the partnership we established between a nonprofit, municipal and for-profit is proving to be a successful model. Feast is produced at the senior center and supported by federal funds, the city, grants, guest fees and donations.

    Professionals and volunteers work together to provide delicious and nutritious home-delivered meals five days weekly (Feast at Home), on-site meals each Tuesday and Friday (Feast Together), and takeout lunches for the public every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Feast to Go, an ongoing fundraiser).

    To learn more or make a reservation, call 262-6288. Request to be added to the Feast e-letter to get menus. Visit us on Facebook. Inquire about volunteering. Make tax-deductible donations to Just Basics with Feast written in the memo line. Best of all, come and taste what Feast is all about. Thanks for all the support that the whole community has shown in the first four months of Feast.

    Kimberley Lashua

    Executive director, Just Basics Inc.

    Janna Clar

    Director, Montpelier Senior Activity Center

    Justin Turcotte

    Chef/owner, Good Taste Catering

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